Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > North East
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 49 77
Rank change year-on-year -6 +28 +29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 52 52 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.91% 4.26% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 4.99% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 49 65
North East median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £300 £328 £300
90th Percentile £493 £488 £508
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.38 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.45% - -

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,181 1,043 2,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.86% 85.42% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 704 1,536
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% -11.11%
10th Percentile £268 £244 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 97
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.86% -23.58% +55.88%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.78 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.15 £50.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +4 49 £425 - 15
Durham -14 3 £265 -26.90% 8
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 41 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Analytics
2 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (34.62%) Mentoring
5 16 (30.77%) Degree
5 16 (30.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 15 (28.85%) Psychology
6 15 (28.85%) Market Research
7 14 (26.92%) Usability Testing
8 11 (21.15%) SQL
9 10 (19.23%) Open Source
10 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
10 9 (17.31%) Unix
10 9 (17.31%) Windows
11 8 (15.38%) Prototyping
11 8 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
11 8 (15.38%) Service Management
11 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
11 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
11 8 (15.38%) Web Design
11 8 (15.38%) Web Analytics
11 8 (15.38%) XML
11 8 (15.38%) Oracle
11 8 (15.38%) DevOps
11 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 8 (15.38%) QA
11 8 (15.38%) Blog

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.62%) Confluence
2 4 (7.69%) Apache
2 4 (7.69%) JBoss
2 4 (7.69%) nginx
2 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.85%) SAS
4 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) GitHub
1 4 (7.69%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) HTTP
1 4 (7.69%) SSL
1 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) FTP
3 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.92%) Skype
3 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
2 6 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.85%) Big Data
5 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
5 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.85%) Sqoop
6 1 (1.92%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.92%) OLAP
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
1 7 (13.46%) Gatling
1 7 (13.46%) Selenium
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) Ant
3 4 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 4 (7.69%) Grunt
3 4 (7.69%) gulp
3 4 (7.69%) IntelliJ
3 4 (7.69%) JUnit
3 4 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (7.69%) Sublime Text
4 1 (1.92%) ERwin
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) User Researcher
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Senior User Researcher
3 5 (9.62%) Data Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Senior Data Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Service Design Architect
6 2 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Senior IT Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Service Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Service Design Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Marketing Manager
7 1 (1.92%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) XML
2 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
2 5 (9.62%) SOAP
3 4 (7.69%) CSS
3 4 (7.69%) EJB
3 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) HTML5
3 4 (7.69%) J2EE
3 4 (7.69%) J2SE
3 4 (7.69%) jQuery
3 4 (7.69%) JSON
3 4 (7.69%) Node.js
3 4 (7.69%) Play Framework
3 4 (7.69%) REST
3 4 (7.69%) Servlets
3 4 (7.69%) Spring
4 3 (5.77%) Java EE
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) Blog
3 7 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Unix
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Analytics
2 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (34.62%) Mentoring
4 16 (30.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 15 (28.85%) Market Research
5 15 (28.85%) Psychology
6 14 (26.92%) Usability Testing
7 10 (19.23%) Open Source
8 8 (15.38%) DevOps
8 8 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 8 (15.38%) Prototyping
8 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 8 (15.38%) Service Management
8 8 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
8 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 8 (15.38%) Web Analytics
8 8 (15.38%) Web Design
9 7 (13.46%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.46%) Python
3 5 (9.62%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) Perl
3 5 (9.62%) Ruby
4 4 (7.69%) Groovy
4 4 (7.69%) Haskell
4 4 (7.69%) Scala
5 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) ISEB
4 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.92%) APMG
6 1 (1.92%) CISSP
6 1 (1.92%) GCED
6 1 (1.92%) GCIA
6 1 (1.92%) GIAC
6 1 (1.92%) GSEC
6 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.85%) HDFS
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Puppet
2 4 (7.69%) Grafana
2 4 (7.69%) Kibana
3 2 (3.85%) Ansible
3 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.85%) Nagios
3 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Nessus
4 1 (1.92%) Packer
4 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Adobe
2 4 (7.69%) Google
2 4 (7.69%) webMethods
3 3 (5.77%) Cloudera
3 3 (5.77%) Hortonworks
4 2 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) CA
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) New Relic
5 1 (1.92%) Pega
5 1 (1.92%) Qualys
5 1 (1.92%) Splunk
5 1 (1.92%) Tableau
5 1 (1.92%) VMware